When I first saw this fabric, I knew right away it was going to be a maxi dress. I don't do very many striped fabrics because it seems like it could be a lot of work, depending on the design. Soo, I prefer to keep it simple.
I actually purchased this gauze fabric along with many others last year @ Hancock's when they had a really good sale on it. So it's been in my closet folded away begging to be made this summer, and when I saw M6558, I felt it could work!
Although I purchased 3.5 yards of fabric I didn't make note that it was only 44"! What?? Noo!!!
I wanted this to be a Maxi, oh well I'll settle for a....Midi, lol.
I chose to make view E, and with the exception of the length being shorter, it was incredibly easy to make.
I drafted a simple ruffle to go around the bodice, with the stripes going horizontal since that's pretty much what I had left. I didn't hem the ruffle instead I just serged a rolled hem on the edges.
I also did the same for the dress hem too, I mean who hates hemming?? Meeee I sewed this in few hours, right before going to a barbeque, a total win, win for me. it was soo fast, when I returned home I made another one! Maxi length of course.
I'm not sure if you've heard, but Sunni is having a sewalong! It's a 2 n 1, yep shirt and wrap dress using Simplicity1880 .
I already have this one in my stash, so I will be joining in, besides who doesn't love a cute shirtdress! This one has so many different options, sleeves, bodice and don't you love a notched collar. So go ahead, grab a badge and join in!
Till my next post, C-ya!!